12 letter words whose second letter is U

Augmentation (n.) The act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by addition, expansion, or dilation; increase.

Augmentation (n.) The state of being augmented; enlargement.

Augmentation (n.) The thing added by way of enlargement.

Augmentation (n.) A additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a mark of honor.

Augmentation (n.) The stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on increasing.

Augmentation (n.) In counterpoint and fugue, a repetition of the subject in tones of twice the original length.

Augmentative (a.) Having the quality or power of augmenting; expressing augmentation.

Augmentative (n.) A word which expresses with augmented force the idea or the properties of the term from which it is derived; as, dullard, one very dull. Opposed to diminutive.

Aurichalcite (n.) A hydrous carbonate of copper and zinc, found in pale green or blue crystal

Aurochloride (n.) The trichloride of gold combination with the chloride of another metal, forming a double chloride; -- called also chloraurate.

Auscultation (n.) The act of listening or hearkening to.

Auscultation (n.) An examination by listening either directly with the ear (immediate auscultation) applied to parts of the body, as the abdomen; or with the stethoscope (mediate auscultation), in order to distinguish sounds recognized as a sign of health or of disease.

Auscultatory (a.) Of or pertaining to auscultation.

Australasian (a.) Of or pertaining to Australasia; as, Australasian regions.

Australasian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Australasia.

Authenticate (v. t.) To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.

Authenticate (v. t.) To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait.

Authenticity (n.) The quality of being authentic or of established authority for truth and correctness.

Authenticity (n.) Genuineness; the quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.

Authorizable (a.) Capable of being authorized.

Authochthons (pl. ) of Autochthon

Autochthones (pl. ) of Autochthon

Autochthonal (a.) Alt. of Autochthonous

Autocratical (a.) Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government.

Autocratship (n.) The office or dignity of an autocrat.

Autogenously (adv.) In an autogenous manner; spontaneously.

Automorphism (n.) Automorphic characterization.

Autoptically (adv.) By means of ocular view, or one's own observation.

Bubble shell () A marine univalve shell of the genus Bulla and allied genera, belonging to the Tectibranchiata.

Buccaneerish (a.) Like a buccaneer; piratical.

Buffooneries (pl. ) of Buffoonery

Bullet-proof (a.) Capable of resisting the force of a bullet.

Bullfighting (n.) A barbarous sport, of great antiquity, in which men torment, and fight with, a bull or bulls in an arena, for public amusement, -- still popular in Spain.

Bull terrier () A breed of dogs obtained by crossing the bulldog and the terrier.

Bunch-backed (a.) Having a bunch on the back; crooked.

Bureaucratic (a.) Alt. of Bureaucratical

Burgess-ship (n.) The state of privilege of a burgess.

Bur marigold () See Beggar's ticks.

Burnettizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burnettize

Bushfighting (n.) Fighting in the bush, or from behind bushes, trees, or thickets.

Bushwhacking (n.) Traveling, or working a way, through bushes; pulling by the bushes, as in hauling a boat along the bushy margin of a stream.

Bushwhacking (n.) The crimes or warfare of bushwhackers.

Businesslike (a.) In the manner of one transacting business wisely and by right methods.

Butterweight (n.) Over weight.

Cuckooflower (n.) A species of Cardamine (C. pratensis), or lady's smock. Its leaves are used in salads. Also, the ragged robin (Lychnis Flos-cuculi).

Cultirostral (a.) Having a bill shaped like the colter of a plow, or like a knife, as the heron, stork, etc.

Cultirostres (n. pl.) A tribe of wading birds including the stork, heron, crane, etc.

Cultivatable (a.) Cultivable.

Cultrivorous (a.) Devouring knives; swallowing, or pretending to swallow, knives; -- applied to persons who have swallowed, or have seemed to swallow, knives with impunity.

Culvertailed (a.) United or fastened by a dovetailed joint.

Cunctipotent (a.) All-powerful; omnipotent.

Cupuliferous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the oak and the chestnut are examples, -- trees bearing a smooth, solid nut inclosed in some kind of cup or bur; bearing, or furnished with, a cupule.

Curmudgeonly (a.) Like a curmudgeon; niggardly; churlish; as, a curmudgeonly fellow.

Curtal friar () A friar who acted as porter at the gate of a monastery.

Curvicaudate (a.) Having a curved or crooked tail.

Curvicostate (a.) Having bent ribs.

Curvidentate (a.) Having curved teeth.

Curvirostral (a.) Having a crooked beak, as the crossbill.

Curvirostres (n. pl.) A group of passerine birds, including the creepers and nuthatches.

Cutinization (n.) The conversion of cell walls into a material which repels water, as in cork.

Cuttoo plate () A hood over the end of a wagon wheel hub to keep dirt away from the axle.

Ductilimeter (n.) An instrument for accurately determining the ductility of metals.

Dull-brained (a.) Stupid; doltish.

Dull-sighted (a.) Having poor eyesight.

Duodecennial (a.) Consisting of twelve years.

Eudemonistic (a.) Alt. of Eudaemonistic

Euhemeristic (a.) Of or pertaining to euhemerism.

Eulogistical (a.) Of or pertaining to eulogy; characterized by eulogy; bestowing praise; panegyrical; commendatory; laudatory; as, eulogistic speech or discourse.

Euplexoptera (n. pl.) An order of insects, including the earwig. The anterior wings are short, in the form of elytra, while the posterior wings fold up beneath them. See Earwig.

Euthiochroic (a.) Pertaining to, or denoting, an acid so called.

Eutychianism (n.) The doctrine of Eutyches and his followers.

Fugitiveness (n.) The quality or condition of being fugitive; evanescence; volatility; fugacity; instability.

Fuliginosity (n.) The condition or quality of being fuliginous; sootiness; matter deposited by smoke.

Fuliginously (adv.) In a smoky manner.

Full-blooded (a.) Having a full supply of blood.

Full-blooded (a.) Of pure blood; thoroughbred; as, a full-blooded horse.

Full-bloomed (a.) Like a perfect blossom.

Full-hearted (a.) Full of courage or confidence.

Functionally (adv.) In a functional manner; as regards normal or appropriate activity.

Functionless (a.) Destitute of function, or of an appropriate organ. Darwin.

Fungilliform (a.) Shaped like a small fungus.

Furfuraceous (a.) Made of bran; like bran; scurfy.

Guaranteeing (p, pr. & vb. n.) of Guarantee

Guardianless (a.) Without a guardian.

Guardianship (n.) The office, duty, or care, of a guardian; protection; care; watch.

Guelderrose' (n.) A cultivated variety of a species of Viburnum (V. Opulus), bearing large bunches of white flowers; -- called also snowball tree.

Guillotining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guillotine

Gunsmith ing (n.) The art or business of a gunsmith.

Gutta-percha (n.) A concrete juice produced by various trees found in the Malayan archipelago, especially by the Isonandra, / Dichopsis, Gutta. It becomes soft, and unpressible at the tamperature of boiling water, and, on cooling, retains its new shape. It dissolves in oils and ethers, but not in water. In many of its properties it resembles caoutchouc, and it is extensively used for many economical purposes. The Mimusops globosa of Guiana also yields this material.

Gutturalness (n.) The quality of being guttural.

Humanitarian (a.) Pertaining to humanitarians, or to humanitarianism; as, a humanitarian view of Christ's nature.

Humanitarian (a.) Content with right affections and actions toward man; ethical, as distinguished from religious; believing in the perfectibility of man's nature without supernatural aid.

Humanitarian (a.) Benevolent; philanthropic.

Humanitarian (n.) One who denies the divinity of Christ, and believes him to have been merely human.

Humanitarian (n.) One who limits the sphere of duties to human relations and affections, to the exclusion or disparagement of the religious or spiritual.

Humanitarian (n.) One who is actively concerned in promoting the welfare of his kind; a philanthropist.

Humanization (n.) The act of humanizing.

Humicubation (n.) The act or practice of lying on the ground.

Humorousness (n.) Moodiness; capriciousness.

Humorousness (n.) Facetiousness; jocularity.

Hunt-counter (n.) A worthless dog that runs back on the scent; a blunderer.

Huntsmanship (n.) The art or practice of hunting, or the qualification of a hunter.

Hurry-skurry (adv.) Confusedly; in a bustle.

Jungermannia (n.) A genus of hepatic mosses, now much circumscribed, but formerly comprising most plants of the order, which is sometimes therefore called Jungermanniaceae.

Jurisconsult (n.) A man learned in the civil law; an expert in juridical science; a professor of jurisprudence; a jurist.

Jurisdiction (a.) The legal power, right, or authority of a particular court to hear and determine causes, to try criminals, or to execute justice; judicial authority over a cause or class of causes; as, certain suits or actions, or the cognizance of certain crimes, are within the jurisdiction of a particular court, that is, within the limits of its authority or commission.

Jurisdiction (a.) The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate; the right of making or enforcing laws; the power or right of exercising authority.

Jurisdiction (a.) Sphere of authority; the limits within which any particular power may be exercised, or within which a government or a court has authority.

Jurisdictive (a.) Having jurisdiction.

Jurisprudent (a.) Understanding law; skilled in jurisprudence.

Jurisprudent (n.) One skilled in law or jurisprudence.

Justificator (n.) One who justifies or vindicates; a justifier.

Juvenescence (n.) A growing young.

Juvenileness (n.) The state or quality of being juvenile; juvenility.

Juvenilities (pl. ) of Juvenility

Juxtaposited (imp. & p. p.) of Juxtaposit

Kupfernickel (n.) Copper-nickel; niccolite. See Niccolite.

Lubrifaction (n.) The act of lubricating, or making smooth.

Luciferously (adv.) In a luciferous manner.

Lucky proach () See Fatherlasher.

Ludification (n.) The act of deriding.

Ludificatory (a.) Making sport; tending to excite derision.

Ludlow group () A subdivision of the British Upper Silurian lying below the Old Red Sandstone; -- so named from the Ludlow, in Western England. See the Chart of Geology.

Lumbriciform (a.) Resembling an earthworm; vermiform.

Luminiferous (a.) Producing light; yielding light; transmitting light; as, the luminiferous ether.

Luxullianite (n.) A kind of granite from Luxullian, Cornwall, characterized by the presence of radiating groups of minute tourma

Mucilaginous (a.) Partaking of the nature of, or resembling, mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid; slimy; ropy; as, a mucilaginous liquid.

Mucilaginous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or secreting, mucilage; as, the mucilaginous glands.

Mucilaginous (a.) Soluble in water, but not in alcohol; yielding mucilage; as, mucilaginous gums or plants.

Mucopurulent (a.) Having the character or appearance of both mucus and pus.

Muddy-headed (a.) Dull; stupid.

Muggletonian (n.) One of an extinct sect, named after Ludovic Muggleton, an English journeyman tailor, who (about 1657) claimed to be inspired.

Mullagatawny (n.) An East Indian curry soup.

Mulligatawny (n.) See Mullagatawny.

Multicentral (a.) Having many, or several, centers; as, a multicentral cell.

Multicipital (a.) Having many heads or many stems from one crown or root.

Multicostate (a.) Having numerous ribs, or costae, as the leaf of a plant, or as certain shells and corals.

Multidentate (a.) Having many teeth, or toothlike processes.

Multifarious (a.) Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold.

Multifarious (a.) Having parts, as leaves, arranged in many vertical rows.

Multiflorous (a.) Having many flowers.

Multiformity (n.) The quality of being multiform; diversity of forms; variety of appearances in the same thing.

Multiformous (a.) Multiform.

Multilateral (a.) Having many sides; many-sided.

Multilocular (a.) Having many or several cells or compartments; as, a multilocular shell or capsule.

Multiloquent (a.) Alt. of Multiloquous

Multiloquous (a.) Speaking much; very talkative; loquacious.

Multinominal (a.) Alt. of Multinominous

Multinuclear (a.) Containing many nuclei; as, multinuclear cells.

Multipartite (a.) Divided into many parts; having several parts.

Multipliable (a.) Capable of being multiplied.

Multiplicand (n.) The number which is to be multiplied by another number called the multiplier. See Note under Multiplication.

Multiplicate (a.) Consisting of many, or of more than one; multiple; multifold.

Multiplicity (n.) The quality of being multiple, manifold, or various; a state of being many; a multitude; as, a multiplicity of thoughts or objects.

Multipresent (a.) Being, or having the power to be, present in two or more places at once.

Multiradiate (a.) Having many rays.

Multiseptate (a.) Divided into many chambers by partitions, as the pith of the pokeweed.

Multistriate (a.) Having many streaks.

Multisulcate (a.) Having many furrows.

Multititular (a.) Having many titles.

Multitubular (a.) Having many tubes; as, a multitubular boiler.

Multivalence (n.) Quality, state, or degree, of a multivalent element, atom, or radical.

Multiversant (a.) Turning into many shapes; assuming many forms; protean.

Multungulate (a.) Having many hoofs.

Municipalism (n.) Municipal condition.

Municipality (n.) A municipal district; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village.

Muscovy duck () A duck (Cairina moschata), larger than the common duck, often raised in poultry yards. Called also musk duck. It is native of tropical America, from Mexico to Southern Brazil.

Mussulmanish (a.) Mohammedan.

Mussulmanism (n.) Mohammedanism.

Nucleobranch (a.) Belonging to the Nucleobranchiata.

Nucleobranch (n.) One of the Nucleobranchiata.

Nudification (n.) The act of making nude.

Nudum pactum () A bare, naked contract, without any consideration.

Numismatical (a.) Of or pertaining to coins; relating to the science of coins or medals.

Ouranography (n.) See Uranography.

Outgeneraled (imp. & p. p.) of Outgeneral

Outmanoeuvre (v. t.) To surpass, or get an advantage of, in maneuvering; to outgeneral.

Outstripping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outstrip

Puissantness (n.) The state or quality of being puissant; puissance; power.

Pulveraceous (a.) Having a finely powdered surface; pulverulent.

Pulverizable (a.) Admitting of being pulverized; pulverable.

Pulverulence (n.) The state of being pulverulent; abundance of dust or powder; dustiness.

Pumice stone () Same as Pumice.

Pumpernickel (n.) A sort of bread, made of unbolted rye, which forms the chief food of the Westphalian peasants. It is acid but nourishing.

Punctualness (n.) Punctuality; exactness.

Puncturation (n.) The act or process of puncturing. See Acupuncture.

Pupillometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the size of the pupil of the pupil of the eye.

Purbeck beds () The strata of the Purbeck stone, or Purbeck limestone, belonging to the Oolitic group. See the Chart of Geology.

Purification (n.) The act of purifying; the act or operation of separating and removing from anything that which is impure or noxious, or heterogeneous or foreign to it; as, the purification of liquors, or of metals.

Purification (n.) The act or operation of cleansing ceremonially, by removing any pollution or defilement.

Purification (n.) A cleansing from guilt or the pollution of sin; the extinction of sinful desires, appetites, and inclinations.

Purificative (a.) Having power to purify; tending to cleanse.

Puritanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puritanize

Putrefaction (n.) The act or the process of putrefying; the offensive decay of albuminous or other matter.

Putrefaction (n.) The condition of being putrefied; also, that which putrefied.

Putrefactive (a.) Of or pertaining to putrefaction; as, the putrefactive smell or process.

Putrefactive (a.) Causing, or tending to promote, putrefaction.

Quadragesima (n.) The forty days of fast preceding Easter; Lent.

Quadrangular (a.) Having four angles, and consequently four sides; tetragonal.

Quadriennial (a.) Same as Quadrennial.

Quadrijugate (a.) Same as Quadrijugous.

Quadrijugous (a.) Pinnate, with four pairs of leaflets; as, a quadrijugous leaf.

Quadrilobate (a.) Alt. of Quadrilobed

Quadrinomial (n.) A polynomial of four terms connected by the signs plus or minus.

Quadrivalent (a.) Having a valence of four; capable of combining with, being replaced by, or compared with, four monad atoms; tetravalent; -- said of certain atoms and radicals; thus, carbon and silicon are quadrivalent elements.

Quadrumanous (a.) Having four hands; of or pertaining to the Quadrumana.

Qualificator (n.) An officer whose business it is to examine and prepare causes for trial in the ecclesiastical courts.

Quantitative (a.) Relating to quantity.

Quantitively (adv.) So as to be measurable by quantity; quantitatively.

Quantivalent (a.) Of or pertaining to quantivalence.

Quaquaversal (a.) Turning or dipping in any or every direction.

Quaquaversal (a.) Dipping toward all points of the compass round a center, as beds of lava round a crater.

Quarantining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quarantine

Quarry-faced (a.) Having a face left as it comes from the quarry and not smoothed with the chisel or point; -- said of stones.

Quarter-deck (n.) That part of the upper deck abaft the mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one.

Quarterstaff (n.) A long and stout staff formerly used as a weapon of defense and offense; -- so called because in holding it one hand was placed in the middle, and the other between the middle and the end.

Quebec group () The middle of the three groups into which the rocks of the Canadian period have been divided in the American Lower Silurian system. See the Chart of Geology.

Quelquechose (n.) A trifle; a kickshaw.

Quercitannic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a tannic acid found in oak bark and extracted as a yellowish brown amorphous substance.

Querulential (a.) Querulous.

Questionable (a.) Admitting of being questioned; inviting, or seeming to invite, inquiry.

Questionable (a.) Liable to question; subject to be doubted or called in question; problematical; doubtful; suspicious.

Questionably (adv.) In a questionable manner.

Questionless (a.) Unquestioning; incurious.

Questionless (adv.) Beyond a question or doubt; doubtless; certainly.

Quicken tree () The European rowan tree; -- called also quickbeam, and quickenbeam. See Rowan tree.

Quick-witted (a.) Having ready wit

Quidditative (a.) Quiddative.

Quindecemvir (n.) One of a sacerdotal college of fifteen men whose chief duty was to take care of the Sibyl

Quinquelobed (a.) Same as Quinquelobate.

Quinquennial (a.) Occurring once in five years, or at the end of every five years; also, lasting five years. A quinquennial event.

Quinquennium (n.) Space of five years.

Quinquevalve (a.) Alt. of Quinquevalvular

Quintessence (n.) The fifth or last and highest essence or power in a natural body. See Ferment oils, under Ferment.

Quintessence (n.) Hence: An extract from anything, containing its rarest virtue, or most subtle and essential constituent in a small quantity; pure or concentrated essence.

Quintessence (v. t.) To distil or extract as a quintessence; to reduce to a quintessence.

Quintilllion (n.) According to the French notation, which is used on the Continent and in America, the cube of a million, or a unit with eighteen ciphers annexed; according to the English notation, a number produced by involving a million to the fifth power, or a unit with thirty ciphers annexed. See the Note under Numeration.

Quitch grass () A perennial grass (Agropyrum repens) having long running rootstalks, by which it spreads rapidly and pertinaciously, and so becomes a troublesome weed. Also called couch grass, quick grass, quick grass, twitch grass. See Illustration in Appendix.

Quitclaiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quitclaim

Quixotically (adv.) In a quixotic way.

Quotationist (n.) One who makes, or is given to making, quotations.

Quo warranto () A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers.

Rubification (n.) The act of making red.

Rush-bearing (n.) A kind of rural festival at the dedication of a church, when the parishioners brought rushes to strew the church.

Russophilist (n.) One who, not being a Russian, favors Russian policy and aggrandizement.

Russophobist () One who dreads Russia or Russian influence.

Suaviloquent (a.) Sweetly speaking; using agreeable speech.

Subagitation (n.) Unlawful sexual intercourse.

Subalternant (n.) A universal proposition. See Subaltern, 2.

Subalternate (a.) Succeeding by turns; successive.

Subalternate (a.) Subordinate; subaltern; inferior.

Subalternate (n.) A particular proposition, as opposed to a universal one. See Subaltern, 2.

Subaquaneous (a.) Subaqueous.

Subarachnoid (a.) Alt. of Subarachnoidal

Subarytenoid (a.) Situated under the arytenoid cartilage of the larynx.

Subbronchial (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the bronchi; as, the subbronchial air sacs of birds.

Subcelestial (a.) Being beneath the heavens; as, subcelestial glories.

Subcommittee (n.) An under committee; a part or division of a committee.

Subconscious (a.) Occurring without the possibility or the fact of an attendant consciousness; -- said of states of the soul.

Subconscious (a.) Partially conscious; feebly conscious.

Subcultrated (a.) Having a form resembling that of a colter, or straight on one side and curved on the other.

Subcutaneous (a.) Situated under the skin; hypodermic.

Subcuticular (a.) Situated under the cuticle, or scarfskin.

Subcylindric (a.) Imperfectly cylindrical; approximately cylindrical.

Subdiaconate (a.) Of or pertaining to a subdeacon, or to the office or rank of a subdeacon.

Subdiaconate (n.) The office or rank of a subdeacon.

Subdichotomy (n.) A subordinate, or inferior, division into parts; a subdivision.

Subdititious (a.) Put secretly in the place of something else; foisted in.

Subdiversify (v. t.) To diversify aggain what is already diversified.

Subdivisible (a.) Susceptible of subdivision.

Subduplicate (a.) Expressed by the square root; -- said of ratios.

Subepidermal (a.) Situated immediately below the epidermis.

Subhastation (n.) A public sale or auction.

Subjectivism (n.) Any philosophical doctrine which refers all knowledge to, and founds it upon, any subjective states; egoism.

Subjectivist (n.) One who holds to subjectivism; an egoist.

Subjectivity (n.) The quality or state of being subjective; character of the subject.

Sublapsarian (n. & a.) Same as Infralapsarian.

Sublibrarian (n.) An under or assistant librarian.


Submaxillary (a.) Situated under the maxilla, or lower jaw; inframaxillary; as, the submaxillary gland.

Submaxillary (a.) Of or pertaining to submaxillary gland; as, submaxillary salvia.

Subobscurely (adv.) Somewhat obscurely or darkly.

Suboccipital (a.) Situated under, or posterior to, the occiput; as, the suboccipital, or first cervical, nerve.

Subopercular (a.) Situated below the operculum; pertaining to the suboperculum.

Subopercular (n.) The suboperculum.

Suboperculum (n.) The lower opercular bone in fishes.

Suborbicular (a.) Alt. of Suborbiculate

Subordinance (a.) Alt. of Subordinancy

Subordinancy (a.) Subordinacy; subordination.

Subordinated (imp. & p. p.) of Subordinate

Subpolygonal (a.) Approximately polygonal; somewhat or almost polygonal.

Subpulmonary (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the lungs.

Subpurchaser (n.) A purchaser who buys from a purchaser; one who buys at second hand.

Subquadruple (a.) Containing one part of four; in the ratio of one to four; as, subquadruple proportion.

Subquintuple (a.) Having the ratio of one to five; as, subquintuple proportion.

Subsannation (n.) Derision; mockery.

Subscapulary (a.) Situated beneath the scapula; infrascapular; as, the subscapular muscle.

Subscribable (a.) Capable of being subscribed.

Subscription (n.) The act of subscribing.

Subscription (n.) That which is subscribed.

Subscription (n.) A paper to which a signature is attached.

Subscription (n.) The signature attached to a paper.

Subscription (n.) Consent or attestation by underwriting the name.

Subscription (n.) Sum subscribed; amount of sums subscribed; as, an individual subscription to a fund.

Subscription (n.) The acceptance of articles, or other tests tending to promote uniformity; esp. (Ch. of Eng.), formal assent to the Thirty-nine Articles and the Book of Common Prayer, required before ordination.

Subscription (n.) Submission; obedience.

Subscription (n.) That part of a prescription which contains the direction to the apothecary.

Subscription (n.) A method of purchasing items produced periodically in a series, as newspapers or magazines, in which a certain number of the items are delivered as produced, without need for ordering each item individually; also, the purchase thus executed.

Subscriptive (a.) Of or pertaining to a subscription, or signature.

Subsequently (adv.) At a later time; afterwards.

Subservience (n.) Alt. of Subserviency

Subserviency (n.) The quality or state of being subservient; instrumental fitness or use; hence, willingness to serve another's purposes; in a derogatory sense, servility.

Subsidiarily (adv.) In a subsidiary manner; so as to assist.

Subsidiaries (pl. ) of Subsidiary

Subsinnation (n.) The act of writing the name under something, as for attestation.

Subspherical (a.) Nearly spherical; having a figure resembling that of a sphere.

Substantials (n. pl.) Essential parts.

Substantiate (v. t.) To make to exist; to make real.

Substantiate (v. t.) To establish the existence or truth of by proof or competent evidence; to verify; as, to substantiate a charge or allegation; to substantiate a declaration.

Substantival (a.) Of or pertaining to a substantive; of the nature of substantive.

Substituting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Substitute

Substitution (n.) The act of substituting or putting one person or thing in the place of another; as, the substitution of an agent, attorney, or representative to act for one in his absense; the substitution of bank notes for gold and silver as a circulating medium.

Substitution (n.) The state of being substituted for another.

Substitution (n.) The office or authority of one acting for another; delegated authority.

Substitution (n.) The designation of a person in a will to take a devise or legacy, either on failure of a former devisee or legatee by incapacity or unwillingness to accept, or after him.

Substitution (n.) The doctrine that Christ suffered vicariously, being substituted for the sinner, and that his sufferings were expiatory.

Substitution (n.) The act or process of substituting an atom or radical for another atom or radical; metethesis; also, the state of being so substituted. See Metathesis.

Substitutive (a.) Tending to afford or furnish a substitute; making substitution; capable of being substituted.

Substraction (n.) Subtraction; deduction.

Substraction (n.) See Subtraction, 3.

Substruction (n.) Underbuilding; the foundation, or any preliminary structure intended to raise the lower floor or basement of a building above the natural level of the ground.

Substructure (n.) Same as Substruction.

Substructure (n.) An under structure; a foundation; groundwork.

Subtartarean (a.) Being or living under Tartarus; infernal.

Subterfluent (a.) Alt. of Subterfluous

Subterfluous (a.) Running under or beneath.

Subterraneal (a.) Subterranean.

Subterranean (a.) Alt. of Subterraneous

Subterranity (n.) A place under ground; a subterrany.

Subtreasurer (n.) The public officer who has charge of a subtreasury.

Subtrihedral (a.) Approaching the form of a three-sided pyramid; as, the subtrihedral crown of a tooth.

Subulicornes (n. pl.) A division of insects having slender or subulate antennae. The dragon flies and May flies are examples.

Subvertebral (a.) Situated beneath, or on the ventral side of, the vertebral column; situated beneath, or inside of, the endoskeleton; hypaxial; hyposkeletal.

Subvitalized (a.) Imperfectly vitalized; having naturally but little vital power or energy.

Subzigomatic (a.) Situated under the zygoma or zygomatic process.

Succedaneous (a.) Pertaining to, or acting as, a succedaneum; supplying the place of something else; being, or employed as, a substitute for another.

Successional (a.) Of or pertaining to a succession; existing in a regular order; consecutive.

Successively (adv.) In a successive manner.

Succussation (n.) A trot or trotting.

Succussation (n.) A shaking; succussion.

Sudoriferous (a.) Producing, or secreting, sweat; sudoriparous.

Sudoriparous (a.) Same as Sudoriferous.

Sufficiently (adv.) To a sufficient degree; to a degree that answers the purpose, or gives content; enough; as, we are sufficiently supplied with food; a man sufficiently qualified for the discharge of his official duties.

Sufflaminate (v. t.) To retard the motion of, as a carriage, by preventing one or more of its wheels from revolving, either by means of a chain or otherwise.

Sufflaminate (v. t.) Hence, to stop; to impede.

Suffragating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suffragate

Suffraginous (a.) Of or pertaining to the hock of a beast.

Suffruticose (a.) Woody in the lower part of the stem, but with the yearly branches herbaceous, as sage, thyme, hyssop, and the like.

Suffruticous (a.) Suffruticose.

Suffumigated (imp. & p. p.) of Suffumigate

Suggillation (n.) A livid, or black and blue, mark; a blow; a bruise.

Sulpharsenic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a hypothetical sulphacid (called also thioarsenic acid) analogous to arsenic acid, and known only in its salts.

Sulphocyanic (a.) Of, pertaining to, derived from, or designating, a sulphacid, HSCN, analogous to cyanic acid, and obtained as a colorless deliquescent crystal

Sulphurating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sulphurate

Sulphuration (n.) The act or process of combining or impregnating with sulphur or its compounds; also, the state of being so combined or impregnated.

Summerhouses (pl. ) of Summerhouse


Superangelic (a.) Superior to the angels in nature or rank.

Superannuate (v. t.) To impair or disquality on account of age or infirmity.

Superannuate (v. t.) To give a pension to, on account of old age or other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension.

Superannuate (v. i.) To last beyond the year; -- said of annual plants.

Supercharged (imp. & p. p.) of Supercharge

Superciliary (a.) Of or pertaining to the eyebrows; supraorbital.

Superciliary (a.) Having a distinct streak of color above the eyes; as, the superciliary woodpecker.

Supercilious (a.) Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; asupercilious air; supercilious behavior.

Supercurious (a.) Excessively curious or inquisitive.

Supereminent (a.) Eminent in a superior degree; surpassing others in excellence; as, a supereminent divine; the supereminent glory of Christ.

Supererogant (a.) Supererogatory.

Supererogate (v. i.) To do more than duty requires; to perform works of supererogation; to atone (for a dificiency in another) by means of a surplus action or quality.

Superethical (a.) More than ethical; above ethics.

Superexalted (imp. & p. p.) of Superexalt

Superficiary (n.) One to whom a right of surface occupation is granted; one who pays quitrent for a house built upon another man's ground.

Superficiary (a.) Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; superficial.

Superficiary (a.) Situated or built on another man's land, as a house.

Superfinical (a.) Extremely finical.

Superfluence (n.) Superfluity.

Superfrontal (n.) A cloth which is placed over the top of an altar, and often hangs down a few inches over the frontal.

Superheating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Superheat

Superimposed (imp. & p. p.) of Superimpose

Superinduced (imp. & p. p.) of Superinduce

Superinspect (v. t.) To over see; to superintend by inspection.

Supermaxilla (n.) The supermaxilla.

Supermundane (a.) Being above the world; -- opposed to inframundane.

Supermundial (a.) Supermundane.

Supernacular (a.) Like supernaculum; first-rate; as, a supernacular wine.

Supernaculum (adv. & n.) A kind of mock Latin term intended to mean, upon the nail; -- used formerly by topers.

Supernaculum (adv. & n.) Good liquor, of which not enough is left to wet one's nail.

Supernatural (a.) Being beyond, or exceeding, the power or laws of nature; miraculous.

Superplusage (n.) Surplusage.

Superpolitic (a.) More than politic; above or exceeding policy.

Superposable (a.) Capable of being superposed, as one figure upon another.

Supersalient (a.) Leaping upon.

Superscribed (imp. & p. p.) of Superscribe

Supersecular (a.) Being above the world, or secular things.

Supersensual (a.) Supersensible.

Supersession (n.) The act of superseding, or the state of being superseded; supersedure.

Superspinous (a.) Supraspinuos.

Superstition (n.) An excessive reverence for, or fear of, that which is unknown or mysterious.

Superstition (n.) An ignorant or irrational worship of the Supreme Deity; excessive exactness or rigor in religious opinions or practice; extreme and unnecessary scruples in the observance of religious rites not commanded, or of points of minor importance; also, a rite or practice proceeding from excess of sculptures in religion.

Superstition (n.) The worship of a false god or gods; false religion; religious veneration for objects.

Superstition (n.) Belief in the direct agency of superior powers in certain extraordinary or singular events, or in magic, omens, prognostics, or the like.

Superstition (n.) Excessive nicety; scrupulous exactness.

Superterrene (a.) Being above ground, or above the earth.

Supervenient (a.) Coming as something additional or extraneous; coming afterwards.

Supervention (n.) The act of supervening.

Suppalpation (n.) The act of enticing by soft words; enticement.

Suppedaneous (a.) Being under the feet.

Supplemented (imp. & p. p.) of Supplement

Supplemental (a.) Alt. of Supplementary

Suppletories (pl. ) of Suppletory

Supplicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Supplicate

Supplication (n.) The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in worship.

Supplication (n.) A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty.

Supplication (n.) A religious solemnity observed in consequence of some military success, and also, in times of distress and danger, to avert the anger of the gods.

Supplicatory (a.) Containing supplication; humble; earnest.

Supportation (n.) Maintenance; support.

Suppressible (a.) That may be suppressed.

Suprachoroid (a.) Alt. of Suprachoroidal

Supraciliary (a.) Superciliary.

Supracranial (a.) Situated above, or in the roof of, the cranium.

Suprahepatic (a.) Situated over, or on the dorsal side of, the liver; -- applied to the branches of the hepatic veins.

Supralapsary (a.) Supralapsarian.

Supralapsary (n.) A Supralapsarian.

Supramaxilla (n.) The upper jaw or maxilla.

Supramundane (a.) Being or situated above the world or above our system; celestial.

Supraorbital (a.) Alt. of Supraorbitar

Supraorbitar (a.) Situated above the orbit of the eye.

Supraprotest (n.) An acceptance of a bill by a third person after protest for nonacceptance by the drawee.

Supraspinate (a.) Alt. of Supraspinous

Supraspinous (a.) Situated above a spine or spines; especially, situated above, or on the dorsal side of, the neural spines of the vertebral column, or above, or in front of, the spine of the scapula.

Suprasternal (a.) Situated above, or anterior to, the sternum.

Supravaginal (a.) Situated above or outside a sheath or vaginal membrane.

Surceaseance (n.) Cessation.

Surinam toad () A species of toad native of Surinam. See Pipa.

Surintendant (n.) Superintendent.

Surmountable (a.) Capable of being surmounted or overcome; superable.

Surprisement (n.) Surprisal.

Surrejoinder (n.) The answer of a plaintiff to a defendant's rejoinder.

Surrendering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surrender

Surveillance (n.) Oversight; watch; inspection; supervision.

Surveillants (pl. ) of Surveillant

Surveyorship (n.) The office of a surveyor.

Survivorship (n.) The state of being a survivor.

Survivorship (n.) The right of a joint tenant, or other person who has a joint interest in an estate, to take the whole estate upon the death of other.

Susceptivity (n.) Capacity for receiving; susceptibility.

Suspensation (n.) The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended, especially for a short time; temporary suspension.

Suspensorium (n.) Anything which suspends or holds up a part: especially, the mandibular suspensorium (a series of bones, or of cartilages representing them) which connects the base of the lower jaw with the skull in most vertebrates below mammals.

Sustentation (n.) The act of sustaining, or the state of being sustained; preservation from falling; support; sustenance; maintenance.

Sustentation (n.) The aggregate of the functions by which a living organism is maintained in a normal condition of weight and growth.

Sustentative (a.) Adapted to sustain, strengthen, or corroborate; as, sustentative citations or quotations.

Tuberculated (a.) Tubercled; tubercular.

Tuberculosis (n.) A constitutional disease characterized by the production of tubercles in the internal organs, and especially in the lungs, where it constitutes the most common variety of pulmonary consumption.

Tuberiferous (a.) Producing or bearing tubers.

Tuberosities (pl. ) of Tuberosity

Tulipomaniac (n.) One who is affected with tulipomania.

Tumultuarily (adv.) In a tumultuary manner.

Tumultuation (n.) Irregular or disorderly movement; commotion; as, the tumultuation of the parts of a fluid.

Turacoverdin (n.) A green pigment found in the feathers of the turacou. See Turacin.

Turban-shell (n.) A sea urchin when deprived of its spines; -- popularly so called from a fancied resemblance to a turban.

Turbellarian (n.) One of the Turbellaria. Also used adjectively.

Turbinaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to peat, or turf; of the nature of peat, or turf; peaty; turfy.

Turnip-shell (n.) Any one of several large, thick, spiral marine shells belonging to Rapa and allied genera, somewhat turnip-shaped.

Turriculated (a.) Furnished with, or formed like, a small turret or turrets; somewhat turreted.

Turritelloid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the turritellas.

Turtle-shell (n.) The turtle cowrie.

Tussac grass () Tussock grass.

Vulvovaginal (a.) Pertaining both to the vulva and the vagina.

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